Sir Peter Scott to retire from Kingston University six months early

Sir Peter Scott to retire from Kingston University early

Sir Peter Scott to retire from Kingston University early

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The vice-chancellor of Kingston University will step down at the end of 2010, six months before he was due to retire, to take up a part-time position at the Institute of Education.

Sir Peter Scott, a former journalist at the Times and editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement, led the university for 12 years, and will become professor of higher education studies at the institute in January 2011.

Sir Peter, who will turn 65 next summer, said: “I have enjoyed every moment here at Kingston – and know I will go on enjoying it for the next seven months and will continue to work to ensure Kingston prospers in the years ahead.

“I am, and always will be, very proud of Kingston, and all its staff and students.”

A Labour supporter, Sir Peter was knighted in 2007 but has spoken against undergraduate tuition fees, and has criticised Government proposals to freeze student numbers.

Prof Geoff Whitty, director of the Institute of Education, said: “We’re delighted Peter has agreed to take up this important post, following on the work of David Watson.”

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8:34pm Thu 3 Jun 10

howardfredrics says...

After news broke of Prof Scott having cost the University and taxpayers £635,165 in legal fees to defend employment tribunal claims, the most of any British university during the past three years, it's not surprising that he has now stepped down prematurely. The new government is loathe to see wasteful spending, so perhaps Prof Scott read the writing on the wall. It is also noteworthy that his new employer is University of London, which houses St Georges University, where Prof Scott has been a member of the governors and where Kingston University validates a medical training programme. Would another institution have hired him?
After news broke of Prof Scott having cost the University and taxpayers £635,165 in legal fees to defend employment tribunal claims, the most of any British university during the past three years, it's not surprising that he has now stepped down prematurely. The new government is loathe to see wasteful spending, so perhaps Prof Scott read the writing on the wall. It is also noteworthy that his new employer is University of London, which houses St Georges University, where Prof Scott has been a member of the governors and where Kingston University validates a medical training programme. Would another institution have hired him? howardfredrics
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3:21pm Sat 5 Jun 10

bauta.noel says...

June 5 2010

Noel Bauta
bauta.noel@quickfoun
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I belive England currently holds the highes respects in many issues commun in the world. I have been inform of the great progress, education has accomplished in England. Just a few other countries in the world hold such reputation, I understand Japan is also been reconized by its true effort in addressing commun conserns in society. May God continue to grant England the faith it diserves

Best Regards.

Noel Bauta
June 5 2010 Noel Bauta bauta.noel@quickfoun d.net I belive England currently holds the highes respects in many issues commun in the world. I have been inform of the great progress, education has accomplished in England. Just a few other countries in the world hold such reputation, I understand Japan is also been reconized by its true effort in addressing commun conserns in society. May God continue to grant England the faith it diserves Best Regards. Noel Bauta bauta.noel
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